Housing is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many people in the US. This is especially true for those living in big urban areas. It seems that the rent per square footage is constantly increasing. It is not surprising to see that dwelling that are micro in size are gaining a lot of attention and popularity. Yet, these apartments are not for everyone, and you should consider all pros as well as cons when deciding to rent one of these units. They are suitable for single people, especially those without pets.
- Rent per square foot is typically higher than for other apartments, but micro-apartment often come with pools, bars or gyms.
- Micro-apartments allow for privacy and affordability, but offer minimal storage and usually don’t allow pets.
- To make a micro-apartment work, acquire dual-purpose furniture and get creative with storage.
“For city dwellers, it’s not uncommon to pay lots of money in rent for very few square feet. But for those willing to gain a little less in order to spend a little less, a micro-apartment could be just the thing. But while the price tag usually looks appealing, it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you commit to a lease in a micro-unit.”